Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Death rate map
21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020
The Leader - 5/1/2016 1:44:28 AM
The report was published Monday (today) to mark World Malaria ... the same in the country. Cases in South Africa have increased in the last few years, Charles said. "Since the year 2000, it showed that malaria mortality rates have declined by 60 per ...
World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
CNN - 4/25/2016 3:49:06 PM
World Health Organization (WHO) figures show reasons for optimism: the fight against malaria has been successful in the past, with 33 countries reporting fewer than 1,000 cases of malaria in 2015, and mortality rates cut by 60% globally since 2000.
Qatar denies death at World Cup site caused by working conditions
Arabian Business - 5/2/2016 5:18:02 AM
The organisers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions which the wealthy Gulf country ... verified statistics on worker-related ...
Qatar investigates death at World Cup site as labor rights under scrutiny
YAHOO Sports - 5/1/2016 12:14:24 PM
DOHA (Reuters) - The organizers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian laborer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions which the wealthy Gulf country is under pressure to improve.
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader ...
First American Zika Mortality Confirmation Alarms US As Disease Spreads In Mexico
Science World Report - 5/3/2016 3:58:06 AM
While the mosquito-transmitted disease has mild symptoms besides resulting in birth defects in infected pregnant women, the rate ... deaths in Columbia, although reports indicated that death from this infection is not usual among adults. According to The ...
Asthma Rates Among Blacks Will Take Your Breath Away
The Root - 5/3/2016 7:54:20 AM
But make no mistake, with death rates three times higher among African Americans than among whites, asthma is a killer. On May 3 we commemorate World Asthma Day ... of asthma in black communities across this country make it painfully clear that climate ...
Qatar 2022 organisers investigating death of worker at World Cup stadium site
inside the games - 5/2/2016 11:37:25 AM
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for the Delivery and Legacy (SCDL) of the 2022 World Cup have denied it was caused by working conditions which the country is under pressure to improve. "Al Khor Hospital reported the cause of death as cardiac arrest," said the ...
Alcohol Fuels High Death Toll on South African Roads
Voice of America - 4/30/2016 5:56:12 AM
South Africa has the highest rate of alcohol-related road deaths in the world. Using data provided by the government, the WHO report says alcohol is a factor in almost 60 percent of all road fatalities in the country. Son killed by drunk driver Ten years ...
Qatar investigates death at World Cup site
The National - 5/1/2016 6:59:26 AM
DOHA // The organisers of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites, denying it was caused by working conditions which the country is ... verified statistics on worker-related ...
Kenya: Maternal and Child Mortality Have Tremendously Decreased Across the World Including Kenya, Says First Lady
AllAfrica - 4/29/2016 1:21:12 PM
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said Kenya is among countries that have witnessed an incredible decrease in maternal and child mortality across the world. She said it is ... than at any other time in history "The rate of maternal and child mortality ...
Dispatches: Three Countries Cause World Death Penalty Rates to Soar
Human Rights Watch - 4/6/2016 3:00:03 PM
The number of state executions worldwide skyrocketed more than 50 percent in 2015 compared with a year earlier, Amnesty International’s latest annual survey reports today. In fact, last year saw the highest number of executions globally in more than 25 ...
Suicides rise at a startling rate
Workers World - 5/3/2016 3:36:38 AM
Suicide rates ... plague world capitalism.” He identifies ways workers are becoming increasingly distressed: more work in less time for lower wages, below subsistence wages, burgeoning unemployment and exporting of jobs to oppressed countries where ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...